Akhil Kumar Shukla is an officer of 1986 batch of IPS, allotted to erstwhile Manipur-Tripura, now Tripura Cadre. He holds Master Degree in Physics and M. Phil in Strategic Studies. He is recipient of Indian Police Medal for Meritorious Service (2003) and President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service (2010). He is alumni of prestigious National Defence College, Delhi (50th; Golden Jubilee Course). He took over as DGP, Tripura, on April 10, 2017.
After basic training at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy, Hyderabad, Shri Akhil Kumar Shukla joined as Assistant Superintendent of Police (U/T) at then Police Training College (now KTDS Police Training Academy), Agartala on Sept. 30, 1987. He had two tenures of Central deputation in IB from Dec. 1994 - Apr. 2000 and Jan. 2005- Apr. 2017 where he served in various capacities and handled a number of assignments. He was Additional Director, IB, before joining as DGP, Tripura.
In Tripura, he has served in various capacities including ASP (Central), Agartala, with additional charge of SDPO, Belonia, for a few months; Addl. SP (Rural), West, Agartala; Addl. SP (North), Kailashahar; Commandant (HG); Commandant (TAP 1st Bn.); SP (West), Agartala; SP (South), Udaipur; DIG (Communication) and DIG (CID) before taking over as DIG (Range) in March, 2001, the post he held till his promotion as IGP (Law & Order) in July, 2004.